Ryan McNamara. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)
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Ryan McNamara Chats About Updating His Performa Commission for Art Basel Miami Beach

This morning, word came over the transom that Ryan McNamara would restage his performance Meem: A Story Ballet About the Internet—which won the Malcolm McLaren Award when it premiered at Performa 13 last year—at Art Basel Miami Beach. It will be a Performa commission presented by Art Basel, a collaboration that has occurred at the fair in Basel, Switzerland, but never in Miami. It’s a semi-interactive large-scale show that takes the audience on a theme park-esque ride though a strange vision of what the internet has made us, as seen through dance performances that switch styles so quickly it’s as if you’re quickly switching tabs on a browser.

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